What trends did we see in Q2 2013?
Driven primarily by the slowdown in China, Gartner has lowered its 2013 IT spending forecast from 4.1 to 2.0 percent
US markets gained strength in the second quarter with all major indices reaching double-digit gains, but economic growth remains slow at an annualized 1.7%
Demand for mobile devices continues to grow - Forrester predicts one in eight people worldwide will own a tablet by 2017
Mixed financial results were reported by the technology sector - companies participating in the mobile boom are growing and those in the midst of business model transformation have slowed
Global technology IPOs showed steady improvement with 16 IPOs, a 60% increase over Q1'13
Both technology US M&A and venture capital deal volume decreased - 22% and 9% respectively